At FCF, Dale spends the majority of his time working with owner managed businesses and, as a result, has an in-depth knowledge of their day-to-day businesses needs and requirements. Dale spends the remainder of his time advising businesses on transactions including acquisitions, disposals and MBO’s.
Away from the office, Dale has a busy young family and enjoys spending quality time with them. He also enjoys going to and watching sporting events when time permits.
David is a qualified Chartered Tax Advisor with over 25 years experience. He joined FCF in 2009 having moved from a national practice, and has never looked back. David has considerable experience in advising owner managed businesses on a wide range of tax issues, including tax planning and corporate transactions and is also responsible for the firm’s corporation tax compliance offering. In his spare time, David enjoys running and exercising, watching football and socialising with his family and friends.
We have extensive knowledge and contacts within the banking sector to assist you in raising finance for your business.
Whether this is as simple as funding a new piece of plant and equipment, a multimillion pound group funding, or even the funding of an acquisition, we have extensive knowledge to assist you in structuring a deal with a finance provider.
We would sit right alongside you ensuring you fully understand the offers you have received from the finance providers and how this would interact with your business.
Businesses need to ensure they have the right level of funding at the right time, therefore forecasting is an important tool within a business to ensure there are no unexpected surprises.
We have extensive knowledge in assisting businesses and their owners with forecasting the cash requirements of a business, using both traditional and cloud-based reports. This ensures that business owners have as much information as possible to plan ahead and take early remedial action, whether that means a change in direction or raising additional funding to support a growing business.
We ensure that we work alongside you to understand the business and the cash cycle to ensure the forecast is as accurate as possible, and then continue to support you through the forecast timeline adjusting advice according to the actual results.
Helping clients through a management buyout (MBO) can be a tricky time for the exiting or reducing shareholders, together with the management team entering or increasing ownership. We use our extensive knowledge of past transactions to advise clients through this process, ensuring the transaction is as painless as possible for all concerned.
We often plan these transactions years in advance with our clients, putting appropriate planning and structures in place while working collaboratively across corporate finance, accounting and tax.
We build a team with the key stakeholders of the MBO transaction, ensuring there is clear communication and trust on all sides. We strive to understand the goals for all parties from the outset to structure a deal that is achievable and, more importantly, right and affordable for the ongoing business.
Our experts are ready to assist you through the acquisition of a business; whether that be a new venture, an addition to the group or a strategic acquisition, we are well placed to guide you through the process and minimise the disruption to your existing business.
We would assist and drive the due diligence process, and report to you on the target to minimise risk and advise on the most tax efficient structure for you to acquire the business. Working with other trusted advisors, we can complete the transaction in the most efficient manner.
Depending on the individual requirements of each acquisition, we put a bespoke package in place as agreed with you, with a focus on minimising any risk.
Selling a Business
Selling your business is one of the most important times throughout your tenure of ownership of your business. This time will be extremely challenging, and we would be right behind you, guiding you through this process while supporting you with the continued management of your business. Selecting the right partner is crucial to minimising the impact this process can have.
We work extremely closely with both you and your business to ensure that we understand the needs of both to put a plan in place to steer you through the ups and downs of the transaction roller-coaster.
Our internal team, including our tax experts, work collaboratively to ensure you maximise the sale of your business, connecting with your trusted legal team until the transaction is concluded.
What our Corporate Finance clients say
“We have worked with Ford Campbell for many years now and have always found them extremely helpful and fast reacting to our needs.”
Jenny Duxbury – Barkston
Dave Broadhurst – Yorkshire Building Services
“…the Directors were delighted with the continued service, advice and professionalism…”
“From a longstanding relationship of trust built up over many years, when Yorkshire Building Services were setting out to undertake our recent MBO, the directors had no hesitation in the appointment of Ford Campbell Freedman to assist.
The Directors were delighted with the continued service, advice and professionalism of FCF.
The team worked tirelessly from the very concept and with the long-term association, were always available to provide very realistic advice and direction to fulfil the transaction in a remarkably short period of time.
Our relationship has only grown stronger as a result of the above and recommend their services to all.”
Jenny Duxbury – Barkston
“Excellent company to work with, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend their services.”
“We have worked with Ford Campbell for many years now and have always found them extremely helpful and fast reacting to our needs. This was especially evidenced when they assisted us with our recent MBO. Dale Coleman was exceptional, ensuring every eventuality had been thought of. He was available at all times, reacting speedily to resolve any issues, and he worked tirelessly to ensure the deal went through as painlessly as possible for all parties. Excellent company to work with, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend their services.”
Cathy Cook – LCF Law
"You like to ensure that they know what is happening in connection with any transaction and so they are extremely responsive and fully aware should any queries arise or solutions need to be found.”
“I have worked with FCF for a number of years now and have found that you take great care of your clients at all times and work extremely diligently to ensure that the client achieves their objectives within the expected timescales. You like to ensure that you know what is happening in connection with any transaction and so you are extremely responsive and fully aware should any queries arise or solutions need to be found. Your clients place a great deal of faith and trust in the advice you give and your relationships with your clients often spans decades and generations of owners. It is a privilege to work alongside you, Dale and your team at FCF.”
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